Zanzibar came second at the 2006 FIFI Wild Cup tournament where they lost 4-1 on penalties to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the final. Zanzibar play their home games at the Amaan Stadium, their first international was a 3-2 win over Kenya in 1949, their biggest win was just 3-0 against Tanzania in 1967 whilst their heaviest defeat was 10-0 at the hand of Kenya in 1961.
The national team of Zanzibar are not a member of FIFA and are only an associate member of the Confederation of African Football, as such they aren't eligible to play in the FIFA World Cup or the CAF African Nations Cup. Until 1964, Zanzibar was a full CAF member, but was never managed to qualify for an African Cup Of Nations, FIFA now state that Zanzibar comes under the auspices of Tanzania.
On 18 of July 2010, Zanzibar had to start afresh and find a new coach after the newly recruited Briton, Stewart Hall, was forced to terminate his contract for technical reasons.
Zanzibar is currently a provisional member of the N.F.Board. The team placed 2nd in the 2006 FIFI Wild Cup tournament, losing 4-1 on penalties to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the final.